IPE Real Assets: SDCL Beats Fundraising Target by 60% to Raise £160mGeneral/ 12 February 2021
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust has exceeded its £100m (€114m) fundraising target by 60%.
The London-listed investment firm, which announced a share placing last week, said it decided to increase the size of the placing to £160m after receiving a “strong level of support from investors.”
Tony Roper, Chairman of SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust, said: “We are grateful for the strong support we have once again received from both new and existing investors in this over-subscribed placing.”
Roper said the company has a strong pipeline of both organic investments and new acquisition opportunities, which in total exceeds £200m.
He said the company also intends to repay the existing debt facilities of £65m, adding that debt facilities can be drawn in the future to make new investments.
He added: “We continue to focus on ensuring that we create value and deliver stable returns for our shareholders through the expansion, improvement and diversification of our portfolio.”